Year 2018


Akhamet Iconic Characters

One thing Paizo has done very well was to create and use their iconic character in different scenes for their books. These characters became associated with the brand as its logo and trade dress. That was a very wise choice and something I plan on doing for Akhamet (and for all my other settings). So without much further ado, here are the six iconic characters for the Akhamet setting. Clicking on the picture of their miniatures will open a bigger version. These characters we created with material found exclusively in FOE' Akhamet setting, available from DriveThruRPG. AmenhetiMale Horite Cleric of Pharaoh, Folk Hero Born to a simple family of brewers, you grew up staring at the majesty of the Sun, amazed and fascinated by its power and glory. You joined the priests of Pharaoh to bring His glory to the common people. To this day, you share a bond with the common folk. HapatsetFemale Ubasti Wild Sorceress, Wife of Pharaoh You have always been pretty so when you were married to Pharaoh, you rejoiced in your

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Maximilian : Attack on the Pueblo

Solo game today - an excuse to get the Maximilian & Mexican troops out on the table !The Mexican Republicans are camped in a small pueblo out in the countrysideUnaware that an Imperialist force has managed to surround them - French Foreign Legion & Austrians approach from this sideContrasBelgiansand Imperialist cavalry from the other.The Mexican Republicans are scattered around the pueblo, a mixture of regulars and militia.Regulars in summer whitesas well as others in the blue more used in the winterThe French are first to fireQuickly followed by the Austrian gunTheir allies on the other side of town wait for their momentThe Republican general shouts at his men to take their positionsCan they hold off this enemy attack ?Not a good start for them - two infantrymen have been hit by the Foreign LegionSome State militia are sent forward to get into firing range of the enemy cavalryThat creates some shock amongst the mounted menThe Republicans fire their field gunand hit some of the Foreign LegionNot befor

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Wet Blending – Primaris Psyker Painting

With my Cyclops Demolition Vehicles done, time to move on. I’m going to do my Primaris Psyker next. I have two but I’ll do one for now. Because I often take them in my lists – it’s only right they get a paint job. I thought I would try wet blending, or rather what I’ve come to think of as wet blending. This is not a tutorial, but a log of my experience and findings. I hope it will help others and make others want to try a new technique. Never miss an article? Subscribe! Intro – Wet Blending I decided […] The post Wet Blending – Primaris Psyker Painting appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Making Tracks

I have undercoated the desert off road tracks with Halfords Camo Khaki spray, having left them for a couple of days to allow the acrylic paste to completely dry out. I have just now base coated them with Homebase Cashmere emulsion paint, so that I can do the dry brushing and weathering tomorrow. I also still need to add the base texturing to the various T junctions, crossroads and Y turnings that go with the curved and straight sections, as I didn't have the space to do them last weekend. I don't intend to take too long over this as I want to get on with the 1/600th scale planes for the Football War project.

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The Society of Ancients Conference 2018

The autumn Society of Ancients weekend conference is rapidly becoming my favourite fixture in my wargaming calendar. Resurrected by Richard Lockwood 3 years ago from the original residential weekends run by the Society in the 1980s it gives aficionados of the pre-gunpowder era a chance to meet and engage with like-minded people. I, for one, enjoy the banter, discussion and interaction with fellow wargamers as much as I enjoy playing the actual games. The beauty of a residential weekend is that we have plenty of time for this.I highly recommend the conference for anyone with an interest in ancient and medieval wargaming. Details on the Society website. You do not have to be a member to attend. This year I once again ran my Warlords and Rebels game aka Somewhere in Gaul AD 430. I first put on this on back at one of the original 1980s conferences and again at two years ago. It is a multi-player game with the participants role-playing Goths, Saxons, Franks, local rebels and several competing Roman contingents.

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Dva velika švedska RPG izdavača od sada pod jednom zastavom

Free League Publishing i Team Jarniringen, dve veoma kreativne i jake švedske izdavačke kuće stonih RPGova, su se udružile pod jednom zastavom. Ako pratite RPG scenu primetili ste da se u poslednjih godinu dana sve više pominje rad Free League Publishing, prvenstveno njihov Tales from the Loop i […]

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Froggish slavers - New Bizaza releases !

And these arrive just in time ! Here you have two of the new Bizaza slavers from Katsina's brand new  Kickstarter ! I love the mix of goofy and deadly they have and you can find throughout the whole range !With the project in motion (I've pledged for some more of the scenery and might dive in on some more models as well) I hope you folks will all appreciate the love, enthusiasm and talent that went into those babies !Read Moar Skullz »

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Seal to Prime Ratio

Seal : Prime ratio tells me if I'm building too much or painting too fast.I spray prime everything. I spray seal everything. I have a garage where I can do these things and a filtered mask that I wear whenever I remember to dig it out.I generally don't prime without sealing, which means that if I want to prime something to paint I also like to have models painted up to seal. Or if I have models that need some coats of varnish I also like to have models on hand that could get that first bit of primer.Tying the two stages together reminds me to constantly work toward getting things done. To not set up too many dreams or empty out my tank on any single session of paint.But this is probably not a good seal : prime ratio.On the left I have 8 completed models. On the right I have 18+ models.On this day, I have increased my painting deficit by 10+ models.Painting deficits aren't the worst thing that could happen. After all, there's a common belief among us hobbyists that you will die once you finish your last model.

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Space Marine Battle

After the Knights versus Titan game a few weeks ago, we used the same setup to have a game of Space Marines against Space Marines. For a change, I decided not to use any Death Company, no Sanguinary Guard and no named characters. My old Terminators on 25mm bases should give you an idea of the era I come from. A good deal of Mr Steinbergs marines are of a similar age, so we had plenty of old beaky marines converted in all sorts of ways. The missions and objective cards make the latest 40K version a good game to play, points are easily won and lost. Having units that can get around quickly are generally a benefit. I had a Tactical Squad in a Rhino to try to give them plenty of speed when trying to get to an objective. The Baal is a great shooty vehicle when armed with an Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolters and a Storm Bolter, 20 dice I think… Mr Steinberg had Veteran squads, armed with various weapons, these started the game guarding one of the objectives. This is quite literally a heavy metal Dreadnought

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The Raid at the Crossroads-Fistful of Lead

I'm hoping to release a Fistful of Lead Core rulebook first of the year. This is a stripped down "generic" set of rules that's a distillation of everything we've done before (don't worry, if you bought Galactic Heroes, you're covered). The reason? Well, I got a lot of places to go with Fistful of Lead, and rather than release completely new books every quarter that are 75% the same, I decided to make a core book, then release supplements and cards for genres/periods. I can keep those supplements shorter and cheaper by having the "guts" of the rules covered in the core book and use the supplements to deep dive into the period.With that in mind, I have a few ideas that need play testing. In this case, how armor works in a game. I chose a small encounter between raiding Vikings against Normans. In this case, armor acts essentially as mobile cover, making it harder to land an effective blow. This is how it works in Galactic Heroes, but I wanted to see how it works on a larger scale.The fight started with a Viking

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 11/29/2018 Butcher's vs Hunter's

Last night it was another night for my Butcher's, and the first time playing 'Fillet' in a long time (only tried her once in Season 4).  There was a great article written this past week on another blog about playing 'Fillet' and I thought I would giver her another shot.  My son and his Hunter's elected to try 'Skatha' one more time.  Just like me and 'Ox', my son's preferred Caption in 'Theron'. FilletPrincessBoilerMeathookV OxTenderizer SkathaSnowV MinxSeenahUlfrZarolaThe Hunter's kicked off to my Butcher's to my left side, 'Meathook' activated and went to retrieve the ball and elected to Pass it back to 'Fillet' but missed the Tap In Pass (with 3 dice) so the ball scattered to my right near 'Veteran Ox', the location was actually pretty good.  'Meathook' had also applied Tooled Up on 'Fillet' to help with her damage output.  The next move was a little unexpected, 'Skatha' decided to go for the ball and try a first turn Goal, the only problem was that 'Skatha' was inexperie

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Meeples & Miniatures welcomes a new sponsor

We are very pleased to announce that our website and podcast has a brand new sponsor – Firestorm Games. If you are unaware of Firestorm Games, here are their details from their website… We are an independent tabletop games retailer with 2 stores based in Cardiff and Newport South Wales. Cardiff is based within a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station. Situated inside the South Wales Gaming Centre which has over 70 gaming boards and a licensed bar, we have the ideal venue for you to play and meet like minded gamers and build on the ever growing gaming community in South Wales. Our Newport store is situated inside Tesco Extra in Newport Retail Park, perfect for buying milk and Space Marines in one shop! The stores support all of the major table top board games, card games, war games and more… If you want it, we will try and stock it for you! We are especially pleased with this new arrangement as we at Meeples & Miniatures are huge fans of the South Wales Gaming Centre (it’s the W

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Battle Report – Mordheim – #TBT Norse vs. Goblins!

#TBT… on a Friday! Moved by THIRD OFFENSIVE day, here’s your #TBT for the week! Returning to Mordrim… Skyheim…. eh returning to their Mountain home the Woad Warriors find themselves beset by Goblins!

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